Corrections officers respond to motor vehicle crash

Officers from the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre went above and beyond their duty as first responders to a 4WD crash near the prison recently.

General Manager, Chief Superintendent, Tamara Bambrick commended Delta Unit dog handlers and a Correctional Centre Supervisor who went to help the crash victims and emergency service workers.

“Queensland Corrective Services is immensely proud of the officers who were thrown into action at the time of a shift changeover on the evening of Wednesday 16 September,” Chief Superintendent Bambrick said.

“Delta officers Tony and James provided first aid to two men injured in the offroad crash near Millers Road, including one victim with a suspected head injury, and called an ambulance.

“Correctional Supervisor Geoff also responded on his way home from work in a wonderful gesture of goodwill and community service.

“The corrections officers remained on the scene with the injured men and assisted ambulance officers to prepare a makeshift helipad for a rescue helicopter, using their vehicles to provide lighting.

“Our officers went out of their way to help their community as first responders to this emergency and their efforts deserve the highest praise.”

Queensland Corrective Services officers receive the highest level of training, skills and support to do their jobs safely, including comprehensive training in first aid.

The frontline public safety agency is actively recruiting for new custodial correctional officers to fill positions across Queensland, including for a new state-of-the-art prison which will open near Gatton in 2024.

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